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it's so great to see you. is. this morning on "early today," the latest details on the investigation and resignation of cia director david petraeus. president obama is taking his fiscal argument to a far higher power than congress. we'll tell you who. indiana investigators want to know what caud a massive explosion, damaging over 30 homes while leveling some completely. >> this is "early today" for monday, november 12th, 2012. a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after
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admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaints to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraisering in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family official friends. officials say petraeus's down fall began when kelly complained
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to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq. he has spoken with petraeus this weekend and says his former boss is remorseful. >> in his words, he screwed up and he knows it. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news that fbi officials interviewed general petraeus in late october and conclude there had was no criminal violation. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> reporter: this comes as we are learning more about the days
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leading up to petraeus's resignation. house majority leader eric cantor said in late october he was tipped off about the situation. in a statement, cantor said, "i was contacted by an fbi employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have been compromised and made certain director mueller was aware of these serious allegations and a potential risk to our national security." hour, the president first learned about the incident on thursday, the day petraeus offered his resignation. a senior law enforcement official says the agents called to a congressional staffer had no effect on the petraeus-broadwell investigation or the timing of the disclosure. still, lawmakers say there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. >> right now they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> reporter: several of petraeus's former aides say broadwell had too much access to the general. she hasn't been shy about
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sharing details about her relationship with petraeus and their shared interest in running. >> we both ran pretty quickly. but that was a foundation of our relationship. >> that was kristen walker reporting there. facing the fiscal cliff now, the president's week is packed with meeting about it. he'll talk with business leaders in preparation for his first round of bipartisan talks on friday. >> reporter: today, top democrats drew a hard line. it's either higher taxes on the wealthy or the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. >> if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over next year. >> reporter: this as one influential conservative called on republicans to give ground. >> don't scream and yell. it won't kill the country if we
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raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. really, they're going to fall for a bunch of millionaires, half of whom are democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> reporter: he would raise revenue by closing tax loopholes in the tax code. failure to agree by the end of the year would trig aeger a combination which could mean an estimated $2,000 more in taxes, the jobless rate soaring to 9.1% by the end of the year and possibly another recession. boehner and the president were close to a deal last year. the so called grand bargain, $4 trillion in debt reduction, including politically sensitive changes to social security and medicare. many think that blueprint still works. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively, not just
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under this administration, under republican administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you'll see the anxiety and nervousness growing in the markets and corporate boardrooms. it's going to be a rough for months. two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. janet napolitano visited with disaster relief workers in new york, reaffirming her commitment to be with those in need for the duration. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is bill karins. very good morning to you. >> you have a good weekend?
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>> i did. it was nonexistent. it's coming up, actually. >> i understand that. some of us work weekends every now and then. here's what we're looking at today. big temperature contrast across the country. not going to have any devastating storms, but we will see a change of weather. the mild air still exists on the eastern seaboard after a beautiful sunday and a cold blast of air is coming down from the northern plains and sweeping across the country. ahead of this, a front. we have a large area of rain that went through chicago last night during that football game and it continues here to push through memphis and now eventually towards the nashville area. you can see a few lightning strikes here through central mississippi and just to the north of tuscaloosa, but for the most part, it's a soaking rain that will greet you this morning, heading into alabama and eventually into eastern portions of tennessee and eastern kentucky, too. the forecast today, we may get a little bit of snow i chicago this morning, but that will be about it. no real accumulations. eastern seaboard, you remain dry and warm for one more day. we're still very cold back here from denver to montana. now here's a look at the weather outside your window.
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as that front moves through areas like nashville, pretty much just a soaking rain. maybe one or two lightning strikes out there. no big deal with that. behind the front, a cold and crisp air mass. milwaukee today, only 35 for a high. so i think this week compared to the last couple weeks, typical weather. nothing dramatic. >> but i saw 29 and 36 on that map. is that typical? >> yes. it's that time of year. >> i'm not complaining then. a british woman is divorcing a woman for refusing to recreate scenes from "fifty shades of grey." your headlines are straight ahead. plus, jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. here are some of the top stories we're watching. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. during his remarks, the president noted it was the first veterans day in a decade without american troops serving in iraq. israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. some parts of central venice is under water because of heavy rain and storms whipped up by strong storms. they have reached high tide level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. the blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $485,000 at auction. a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to
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recreate scenes from "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude about sex" as the behavior. prescription drug overdoses now outnumber deaths from cocaine and heroin combined. three out of four overdoses are caused by narcotic based painkillers. drugs such as oxycontin are among the most with among 300 million prescriptions each year. some investors are worried last week's post-election selloff could gather steam. after its worst weekly percentage drop, the s&p is now less than four points from correction temporary. this week, we'll get new numbers on retail sales for october and
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two key inflation reports. news that japan's economy saw its first contraction saw new fears. good news, though, out of greece, where lawmakers approved a new 2013 austerity budget, a key step in keeping the cash-strapped country out of bankruptsy. elsewhere, apple and htc settled a 32-month bpatent battle. ticket master is about to see a major share of its market thanks to papal and aeg. believe it or not, thanksgiving now less than two weeks away, so how much does it cost to host the big day? a new survey finds that it's going to run you about $246 this year, but it looks like more people may skip seconds to get a head start on black friday shopping. toys 'r' us is the latest store to announce it will open 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day along
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with walmart and also sears. there you go. coming up, a massive explosion rocks an indianapolis neighborhood. plea deal time for jesse jackson jr. plus, your nfl highlights are also straight ahead. you're watching "early today."
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other stories making news "early today" in america now, we begin with what could potentially be an end to jesse jackson jr.'s political career. cbs chicago is reporting that plea deal is in the works for
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the newly re-elected congressman could include his resignation and jail time. the illinois lawmaker is under investigation for allegedly misusing over $40,000 of his campaign funds. jackson is currently battling depression stemming from bipolar disorder. investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion that left two people dead and others homeless. it damaged over 30 homes. the cause is uncertain but it was felt up to three miles away. it was flying day this past weekend in san francisco. 33 teams did their best to take flight at the tenth annual red bull flugtag. they launched their homemade aircrafts into mccovey cove. they were judged on flight time, creativity, and their showmanship.
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moving on now to sports, the los angeles lakers have a new coach. so much for phil jackson returning to the l.a. lakers. mike d'antoni is the new boss for lakers, replacing mike brown. on sunday night football, the texans scored a touchdown, and the texans
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definitely want the umbrella. it looks like this rain will hold off the eastern seaboard. looks like it's clear by tomorrow afternoon. >> did you see rain tomorrow morning? >> a little bit. >> let's head now to some entertainment news. bond took over the box office this weekend. "skyfall" in the 007 franchise
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was the fourth highest debut of the year after "the avengers" and "the hunger games." "lincoln" fared well in just 11 theaters before its wide release this weekend. here's a fun fact for you. daniel day-lewis wouldn't even break character onset, leading people to believe he actually thought he was abraham lincoln. the mtv europe awards were sunday night. taylor swift had a great evening, taking home three awards, including best performer british boy band one direction, picked up two wins and then youtube sensation psy won best video for "gangnam" style. that video is everywhere. er was the biggest winner. he took home three trophies, including best world stage
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performer. speaking of the biebs, his awards last night weren't his biggest news this weekend. justin bieber and selena gomez are calling it quits. they're over. e news exclusive broke the story after spotting the biebs out and about with a 19-year-old victoria's secret model. his 30 million followers on twitter nearly broke twitter as they sent out messages of support and relief to their newly single idol. this now comes to us from new york city where spectators got a first look at the new floats taking flight for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. hello kitty, papa smurf and the elf on the shelf. the crews rehearsed to ensure a safe flight. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today." just your first stop on the day today on your nbc station. alright let's break it down.
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4:28 is your time. 55 degrees out there. a little bit milder to start your work week. we'll have the forecast in just a minute. and just ahead, the scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus is growing as we learn more about the investigation into his affair. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. new this morning, a man is in the hospital after being pulled from the c&o canal. it's not clear how he fell into the canal. at last check he was listed in critical condition.
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and firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a massive house fire in montgomery county. firefighters posted these photos to twitter. this house is in dickerson, maryland. you can see it engulfed in flames there. it's a total loss, but no one was hurt. inchts today is veterans day. there are changes to the public transportation system. metro will run on a saturday schedule. track work continues on the orange, red, and green lines, which includes no service at the ballston or virginia square stations. no marc or vre service today. president obama honored veterans around the world at arlington national cemetery. during a solemn ceremony at the tomb of the unknown, the president laid a wreath and paused for a moment of silence. he said that citizens should always remember those who proudly served their country. >> this proud nation expresses our gratitude, but we do so mindful that no ceremony or

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